Mels Boom: Inspiring ceramic artists since1999


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Need inspiration? Or know-how?

Find ceramists from the Netherlands and Belgium as well as selected ceramists from all over the world and get to know their work and working methods. Find information on ceramic techniques, videos, texts and links or on where materials can be bought or what glaze software exists. Find information about my series of books on decorative techniques and about ceramic artists who participated in the first and second volume.

The art of Ceramic Decoration: Artists Share their Secrets

Posted on September 24th, 2014

The Art of Ceramic Decoration: Artists Share their Secrets has been a very successful book. As of today, it is available as a digital book (English / Dutch).

The countless possibilities that digital books offer are incorporated in this digital versionl: internal linking from the table of contents and the index as well as links from all chapters to internet sites that provide more information on the current chapter.

More information can be found here.

How to do things differently

On this site you will find many videos, articles and links providing ceramic knowhow. A nice example below:

Sam Brennan shows how things may be done differently. He automates the process of coiling with an extruder and obtains a form, which, once fired, shows spring-like qualities.

The second process of dip dying uses the porosity of the work to absorbing colour. Different ways of handling result in unexpected behavior of the work.

Not spoken, 3.05 minutes, source: Vimeo 57466944